The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England.
The White Princess opens as the news of the battle of Bosworth is brought to Princess Elizabeth of York, who will learn not only which rival royal house has triumphed, Tudor or York, but also which suitor she must marry: Richard III her lover, or Henry Tudor her enemy.
A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle, and create a new royal family with him and his ambitious mother: Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen. But, while the new monarchy can win, it cannot, it seems, hold power in an England which remembers the House of York with love.
The new king’s greatest fear is that somewhere, outside England, a prince from the House of York is waiting to invade and re-claim the throne for the house of York. Fearing that none of his new allies can be trusted, Henry turns to his wife to advise him, all the time knowing that her loyalties must be divided. When the young man who would be king finally leads his army and invades England, it is for Elizabeth to decide whether she recognizes him as her brother and a claimant to the throne, or denies him in favor of the husband she is coming to love....
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No, I tink both versions are wonderful, but I prefer the áudio version, because I can listen while I work.
I think any book of Plhillipa Gregory can be compare to this because all the have historical events and fiction.
She was perfect. I love her voice. Is amazing.
The book is fantastic. I find it incredible how Phillipa manages to put together a few hieroglyphic facts and imagine how it was the lives of two people - from hated families - united by convenience.
Voice reading was great!
Not repeat the same conversations and plots!
Voice has a nice fit for this story!
It was boring!
I had so much hope for this I hope the series on TV will be better!
I love Philippa Gregory and have read most of her books, but I have had so much trouble finishing this one. I've been reading it since May and I am only have way thru. I have read 10 books since I bought this one. And I don't think I will finish it. It's just boring, it drags, it's a waste of time. A real shame!!!
If you loved The White Queen as much as I did, you'll very much enjoy this sequel. Both The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter provided insight and fullness to the story presented in The White Queen by presenting that same story from different perspectives. However, this novel was the first true sequel to that story, transitioning from the Cousins' War to the beginnings of the Tudors. A great read but a very sad one as well.
fantastic story performed brilliantly by Bianca Amato. I loved the history and the narration. great book.
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